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83-85 Grassmarket

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9477 / 55°56'51"N

Longitude: -3.1943 / 3°11'39"W

OS Eastings: 325510

OS Northings: 673382

OS Grid: NT255733

Mapcode National: GBR 8NH.GD

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XR2T

Entry Name: 83-85 Grassmarket

Listing Date: 12 June 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395262

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47872

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

John Lessels, 1875. 4-storey 2-bay tenement block with Scots Baronial details; shop to ground floor, pend (Aird's Close) to left. Coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings. Moulded cill courses at 1st, 2nd (stepped up over carved panel to centre at 2nd floor - see Notes) and 3rd floors. Chamfered reveals to all openings. Shoulder-arched openings at ground; cast-iron column with gothic capital between windows; 2-leaf timber panelled storm door to right. Windows corniced at 1st floor, shoulder-arched at 2nd; bipartite windows in right bay to 1st and 2nd floors. 2 windows in crowstepped gable (wrought-iron finial) at 3rd; small gabletted round-arched window in apex.

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates Crowstepped skews. Corniced stacks with circular cans.

Statement of Interest

Initials TB and date 1875 in carved panel.

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